Vikings trainer: 'No new injury' for Bradford

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 09: Quarterback Sam Bradford #8 of the Minnesota Vikings looks to pass the football in the first quarter against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on October 9, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford is expected to make a full recovery, according to Vikings head trainer, who also stood by the team's choice to play the quarterback in Monday night's game.

Bradford started against the Chicago Bears after missing three games for a knee injury. At times he looked unsteady and was taken out at the half with Case Keenum finishing the game for a 20-17 win.

"We would never put a player on the field we thought could not protect themselves," said Sugarman. "That's really important for me to mention."

Vikings head athletic trainer Eric Sugarman says Bradford had another MRI which showed "no new injury" just "wear and tear" in knee. His injury is a bone bruise from a direct hit and he does not have a ligament injury.

Sugarman believes Bradford will "absolutely make a full recovery."

He also noted rookie running back Dalvin Cook had a successful ACL surgery by Dr. James Andrews in Florida this week. Other than the tear, Cook did not experience any other damage in the knee.

Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will also be re-evaluated by a surgeon next Monday.